Caskets Cartier Art Deco and Chinoiserie
Magnificent table box in the form of a boat, carved in jade on legs of lapis lazuli in a gold frame; the lid is made in the form of two plates of rock crystal, opening with jade rings, length 30 cm, Cartier, circa 1930
Many of the Cartie pieces from the Art Deco period created in Paris were inspired by the aesthetics of the Orient. In these beautiful works, the motifs of
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Reverse Graffiti: How Briton Paul Curtis Turns Wall Cleaning into Art
reverse graffiti
Among the more original ways to apply images to walls, Reverse Graffiti, or reverse graffiti, is gaining popularity. The essence of this method is simple: the artist looks
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Ron Haviv: photos that make you change your mind
Haiti. The aftermath of the earthquake
Photojournalist Ron Haviv became famous for his anti-war images. His fast-paced journalism career began immediately after graduating from New York University. He used every opportunity to create sensational
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Orest Kurlyukov – painted enamel
Silver gilded card case, decorated with cloisonne and painted enamel, length 10 cm, O. Kurlyukov, Moscow, circa 1900
Orest Fedorovich Kurlyukov, who created one of the most famous jewelry brands in Moscow at the end of the 19th century, was the son-in-law of I.P. Khlebnikov and
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Faberge Jewelers – Eric August Collin
Rococo octagonal jade box set in gold with hinged lid set with ruby and diamonds
For the Moscow exhibition of 1882, the Faberge firm prepared a stand with exact copies of jewelry from the Kerch treasure. Jewelry work was carried out by Eric
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Enamel patterns by Ivan Saltykov
Silver gilded mug with a lid, decorated with the image of the monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square by Ivan Martos, and a floral ornament in the technique of cloisonné enamel, height 19.7 cm, Ivan Saltykov, Moscow, 1895
Silversmith Ivan Saltykov, who lived in Moscow at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, glorified his name by producing incredibly beautiful dishes in the Russian style,
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Jewelry house of the Grachev brothers
A set of twelve silver gilded vodka cups decorated with cloisonné enamel, height 4.2 cm, Grachev Brothers, St. Petersburg, circa 1890.
The jewelry house of the Grachev brothers was famous for its products in the Art Nouveau and Neo-Russian styles. The company produced silverware decorated with embossing, engraving, cast
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Christmas gifts from Christopher Nigel Lawrence
Surprise mushroom in gilded silver, height 15.5 cm, Christopher Nigel Lawrence, London, 1982.
Christopher Nigel Lawrence was born in 1936. He studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. He organized his own workshop and created jewelry and
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​Christmas gifts from Stuart Devlin
A collection of six silver and gold plated Christmas themed surprise gifts in the shape of an egg by Stuart Devlin, 6.4 cm high, 1983-1988.
Surprise Egg by Stuart Devlin Stuart Devlin (1931 2018) was born in Australia. There he began his working career as an art teacher. But he was attracted to
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Jack Kutu and the art of netsuke
Boar tusk netsuke with boxwood ferret, height 9.5 cm, Jack Kutu
Raymond John Coutu (1924 – 2017) or Jack Coutu, as he later preferred to call himself, was an English engraver, carver, watercolourist and teacher. His work was greatly
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